Judicial elections

Leader of Poland's ruling party Jaroslaw Kaczynski speaks in reaction to exit poll results right after voting closed in the nation's parliamentary election that is seen crucial for the nation's course in the next four years, in Warsaw, Poland, on Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019. (AP Photo)
October 14, 2019 - 1:34 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Nearly complete results in Poland's weekend election confirm that the conservative ruling party Law and Justice capitalized on its popular social spending policies and social conservatism to do better than when it swept to power four years ago. Poland's state electoral...
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In this photo taken Thursday Sept. 26, 2019 supporters of Poland's ruling right-wing party are standing in line before a candidate's billboard to get to a party convention in Warsaw, Poland, ahead of Sunday parliamentary election in which the Law and Justice party is hoping to win a second term in power. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
October 12, 2019 - 12:38 am
LEGIONOWO, Poland (AP) — Poland's ruling conservative party has targeted gays as a campaign tactic. Its programming on state media has drawn comparisons with communist-era propaganda and it has asserted so much control over the judicial system that the European Union has declared the rule of law at...
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FILE - In this Sept. 19, 2019, file photo, Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards acknowledges his supporters as he comes out onstage for a debate with Eddie Rispone and Republican Rep. Ralph Abraham in Baton Rouge, La. Angry callers flooded Edwards’ office with opposition during debate over an abortion ban the Democrat supported, threatening to withhold support for his reelection bid. Months later, Edwards is hoping outrage over the ban on abortion as early as six weeks of pregnancy won’t damage support from his Democratic base as voters make decisions in Saturday’s election on Oct. 12. (Bill Feig/The Advocate via AP, Pool, File)
October 10, 2019 - 7:17 am
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — At the height of Louisiana's debate over a strict new abortion ban, phone calls poured into Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards' office, from people urging him to jettison the measure and threatening to withhold votes for his reelection bid as he signed the new law. So many...
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FILE - In this June 17, 2019 file photo, The Supreme Court is seen in Washington. Abortion rights, and protections for young immigrants and LGBT people top an election-year agenda for the Supreme Court. Its conservative majority will have ample opportunity to flex its muscle, testing Chief Justice John Roberts’ attempts to keep the court clear of Washington partisan politics. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
October 07, 2019 - 3:52 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The justices are returning to the Supreme Court bench for the start of an election year term that includes high-profile cases about abortions, protections for young immigrants and LGBT rights. The court meets Monday morning for its first public session since late June. First up is...
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FILE - In this June 17, 2019 file photo, The Supreme Court is seen in Washington. Abortion rights, and protections for young immigrants and LGBT people top an election-year agenda for the Supreme Court. Its conservative majority will have ample opportunity to flex its muscle, testing Chief Justice John Roberts’ attempts to keep the court clear of Washington partisan politics. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
October 05, 2019 - 6:31 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Abortion rights as well as protections for young immigrants and LGBT people top an election-year agenda for the Supreme Court. Its conservative majority will have ample opportunity to flex its muscle, testing Chief Justice John Roberts' attempts to keep the court clear of...
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FILE - In this May 19, 2015 file photo, Tennessee Secretary of State Tre Hargett announces a federal lawsuit against several cancer charities in Knoxville, Tenn. A federal judge on Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019, blocked Tennessee's new restrictions for registering voters from taking effect on Oct. 1 while a challenge of the law proceeds. Hargett has argued adding penalties bolsters election security. His office didn't immediately comment on the ruling. (Michael Patrick/Knoxville News Sentinel via AP, File)
September 12, 2019 - 10:07 am
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A federal judge has blocked Tennessee's new restrictions for registering voters from taking effect on Oct. 1, saying Thursday that any benefit of the law won't likely outweigh its potential harm. The ruling, for now, sets aside a law that goes beyond other states by fining...
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September 04, 2019 - 4:00 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Veteran Wisconsin Republican congressman Jim Sensenbrenner says he is retiring from the House. First elected in 1978, the conservative and former House Judiciary Committee chairman is the chamber's second-longest serving member. Sensenbrenner says in a statement Wednesday that he...
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FILE - In this July 16, 2019, file photo, Senate Armed Services Committee member Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., shows an illustration of a Lockheed Martin F-35 Joint Strike Fighter jet, top, and China's Shenyang J-31 Stealth Fighter jet, bottom, as he questions Secretary of the Army and Secretary of Defense nominee Mark Esper on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)
September 03, 2019 - 9:41 am
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin announced Tuesday that he's staying put in the U.S. Senate and won't run for governor, clearing the way for other Democrats to enter the race. Manchin's decision ends months of speculation on whether the 72-year-old moderate Democrat would...
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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders listens to a question for the audience during the Presidential Gun Sense Forum, Saturday, Aug. 10, 2019, in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
August 18, 2019 - 6:35 am
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is proposing a criminal justice overhaul that aims to cut the nation's prison population in half, end mandatory minimum sentencing, ban private prisons and legalize marijuana. He says the current system does not fairly treat...
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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders listens to a question for the audience during the Presidential Gun Sense Forum, Saturday, Aug. 10, 2019, in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
August 18, 2019 - 6:34 am
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is proposing a criminal justice overhaul that aims to cut the nation's prison population in half, end mandatory minimum sentencing, ban private prisons and legalize marijuana. He says the current system does not fairly treat...
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